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Essential Assessment

Our range of doctor-led health assessments have been developed by our expert medical team to provide one of the most advanced health checks in the world. We diagnose existing conditions, evaluate key risk factors and develop a preventive strategy specifically tailored to your lifestyle.
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Your Essential ASSESSMENT Journey

Our experienced team will guide you seamlessly through every step of your Preventicum journey, from booking to your final results.

 

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Consultations

Your dedicated Preventicum doctor will oversee your Essential Assessment from start to finish. Starting with 50 minutes of doctor consultation time, this in-depth look at your family history, physical and mental health and current concerns, will help determine your day of comprehensive examinations.

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Detailed Testing

Our team of highly experienced sonographers, cardiac specialists and nurses will lead you through your, ultrasound examinations, resting and exercise ECG, spirometry, over 40 different blood tests, urine analysis, eyes and ears testing.

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Results Consultation

Your progress is relayed to your Preventicum doctor throughout your assessment, meaning that all your results, including your detailed bloods will be discussed in a concluding doctor consultation on the same day.

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Reports & Aftercare

From here, our experienced doctors will develop a strategy to optimise your health together with our network of specialists.

 

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If you’d like to understand a little more about how your Essential Assessment day will look and feel. Here is a quick video that will provide you with further information.

 

CONSULTATIONS

Your dedicated Preventicum doctor will oversee your Essential Assessment from start to finish. Starting with 50 minutes of doctor consultation time, this in-depth look at your family history, physical and mental health and current concerns, will help determine your day of comprehensive examinations.

 

One-to-one Doctor consultations

Lasting 50 minutes, you will have the opportunity to discuss your current health, medical and family history and any concerns you may have.

Detailed Physical Exam

We examine eyes, ears, throat, neck, heart, lungs (or cardiorespiratory system), musculoskeletal system, nervous system,  gastrointestinal system and skin. In men we also examine the groin, testicles and prostate check for men over 50 (the latter two with consent and with a chaperone if requested) and in women we perform a breast examination and gynae exam/smear with consent and if clinically needed (with a chaperone if requested). 

Radiologist Consultation

During this consultation, one of our highly experienced Radiologists will take you on a virtual tour viewing hundreds of personalised MRI scan sequences, including a video of your beating heart. Images are shown on a 55” LCD, ultra HD screen in exquisite detail and you will be given a copy of these images to take with you. 

Detailed Testing

Our team of highly experienced sonographers, cardiac specialists and nurses will lead you through your, ultrasound examinations, resting and exercise ECG, spirometry, over 40 different blood tests, urine analysis, eyes and ears testing.

Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have added an additional surcharge to each of our health assessments. Find out more here.

    ULTRASOUND EXAMINATIONS

    We scan the carotid arteries, abdominal aorta, liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, urinary bladder, uterus, and ovaries in women and the prostate in men.

    ECHOCARDIOGRAM

    This is a non invasive ultrasound examination using high-frequency sound waves to create detailed pictures of your heart. We will be looking at the structure and function of your heart including the valves. We can record dynamic changes within this moving organ to see how the heart is managing the blood flow around the body.

    RESTING & EXERCISE ECG

    ECG is used in diagnosing many electrical heart abnormalities. The exercise ECG can help to show if there is the possibility of significant coronary artery disease. During the Elite Check-Up, the exercise ECG is performed at the same time as the VO2max, usually on the stationary bike.

    SPIROMETRY (LUNG FUNCTION TEST)

    The spirometry test is used to determine lung function and to help to detect lung disease.

    BODY COMPOSITION ANALYSER

    The InBody 720 provides very accurate in-depth results in less than 2 minutes. Using 6 frequencies and analysing 5 body segments, we can obtain a detailed, highly accurate map of body composition using 30 impedance measurements. Visceral fat which is the fat around the central organs can also be measured and this is currently the most medically relevant type of fat as it can increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease. The Oedema Index is also measured which shows water balance and can help in determining some diseases. Lastly, dual segmental muscle graphs show the tissue composition and symmetry of each body segment (upper/lower body and limbs). Highly accurate results can be trended with subsequent visits.

    VITAL OBSERVATIONS

    Height, weight, BMI, resting heart rate, blood pressure.

    OVER 40 BLOOD TESTS AND URINE ANALYSIS

    We will perform extensive blood and urine analysis to check the most important parameters. Over 45 different tests are measured on the blood sample, including a full cholesterol profile, liver tests, kidney tests, a full blood count, thyroid function tests, Hba1c (diabetes test), and PSA on men over 50.

    HEARING TEST

    A hearing test (audiogram) provides a measurement of the sensitivity of a person’s hearing across the full range of speech. The test will measure the quietest sound that can be heard at several points across the speech range.

    We ask you to listen to different sounds through headphones and press a button each time you hear something.

    TONOMETRY (GLAUCOMA/EYE TEST)

    Tonometry is a  test that checks the pressure inside your eyes (intra ocular pressure), and is important for us to assess if you are at risk of glaucoma. Early screening can help protect your eyesight and slow down vision loss.

    We use a non contact tonometer which delivers a puff of air to measure your eye pressure. If you wear contact lenses we will ask you to remove these for the test.

    Same Day Results ConsulTation

    Your progress is relayed to your Preventicum doctor throughout your assessment, meaning that all your results, including your detailed bloods will be discussed in a concluding doctor consultation on the same day.

     

    Same Day Results

    Your progress is relayed from our medical team to your Preventicum doctor throughout your assessment, meaning that all your results, including your detailed bloods will be discussed in a concluding doctor consultation on the same day.

    Doctor Led ConsulTation

    Dedicated, one-to-one doctor time allows us to develop a preventive strategy specifically tailored to your lifestyle.

    Unlimited Time

    Our Essential Assessment has maximum doctor time built in to ensure we cover everything in maximum detail and you never feel rushed.

    Referral Plan

    The service doesn’t just stop when you leave the clinic. Our experienced doctors will develop a strategy to optimise your health together with our network of specialists and will follow up any referral plan with you to offer a truly personalised service.

    Detailed Report & Aftercare

    From here, our experienced doctors will develop a strategy to optimise your health together with our network of specialists.

    Full Written Report

    As well as receiving your results on the day of your assessment, a full written report will follow either by email or post. This highly personalised report will include trend analysis (when we have data from returning clients), recommendations and a Preventicum Lifestyle Prescription.

    Doctor Email Support

    In the event of any abnormal results, our doctors will be able to arrange further tests, consultations or investigations with the appropriate specialists if you wish. We will also share your results with your GP at your request. Your Lifestyle Prescription will also share recommendations of our trusted lifestyle partners.

    Extensive Referral Network

    Our support doesn’t stop when you leave the clinic. Our medical and administration team is always available for further guidance following your health assessment.

    CASE STUDY - Coronary Artery Disease

    ‘During his assessment, he was found to have high blood pressure, his ECG was significantly abnormal and his blood results revealed he had high cholesterol… within 48 hours a cardiologist had performed a cardiac CT revealing a dangerous blockage in the main artery taking blood to his heart.’ 

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    Case Study – Chiari 1 Malformation

    ‘A HR director in her her early 40s came for an Ultimate Assessment with a tingling sensation in her hand and face… MRI scans revealed that the lower part of the brain was pushing down on the spinal column which in turn had caused fluid build-up. We performed an MRI scan of her spine immediately.’

     

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